Why Do I Need to Scrub Before Surgical Procedures?

If surgical procedures are performed, appropriate supplies are available for surgical hand scrub technique (e.g., antimicrobial soap, If surgical procedures are performed, appropriate supplies are available for surgical hand scrub technique (e.g., antimicrobial soap, alcohol-based hand scrub with persistent activity)  Note: Examples of surgical procedures include biopsy, periodontal surgery, apical surgery, implant surgery, and surgical extractions of teeth.

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Setting: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, Page 6, https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faq/hand.htm